Quick Hits: Lady Gaga, Adele, Billy Corgan, Demi Lovato, Richie Sambora, Carlos Santana, Big Ticket festival, ShipRocked
September 14, 2012

Lady Gaga launched her Fame fragrance at New York's Guggenheim Museum last nigth with an elaborate masquerade ball. The party featured an army of shirtless, suspendered men lining a passageway into a dark, cavernous room with an asymmetrical dome situated in the middle, from which Gaga later emerged, according to Rolling Stone. Famed cinematographer Steven Klein took the stage and announced the unveiling of his "Fame" short film, which showed Gaga as mountainous creature, scaled by tiny men one minute, toting a gun in an ink-filled bathtub the next, and leading a futuristic army throughout. She shoots the gun and the inky "Fame" fragrance explodes from a million orifices, including Gaga's own eyes and mouth. Watch the video below:

Showbiz411.com confirms rumors that Adele has been tapped to record the theme song to the new James Bond film Skyfall. The song is reportedly also called "Skyfall." It is unknown when the song will be released but the film Skyfall will be in theaters in the U.S. on November 9.

Billy Corgan attended the grand opening yesterday of Madame ZuZu's, his own tea house that he opened in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. A handful of friends and fans were on hand to help him celebrate the occasion and watch him play a six-song acoustic set of Smashing Pumpkins songs. Corgan mixed newer material like "Celestials" and "Song for a Son" with oldies like "In the Arms of Sleep" and "Today," according to RollingStone.com. "I want it to be a social hub that's interactive. You're trying to draw in different people from different walks of life. We want a dynamic in there. We don't want a passive space," Corgan said of his new tea shop. "There are just those Tuesday nights where it's like, rather than watch a baseball game on TV, I'd love to come down and hear somebody talk about homeopathy or archeology or see somebody's art show. And to have it right here in the community, I think was very attractive to me."

Demi Lovato is set to present at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas next week. The X Factor judge will be on hand for the festivities on September 21, where she will join fellow presenters Britney Spears and Olympian Ryan Lochte as well as Ryan Seacrest, according to MTV News. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Usher, Lil Wayne, P!nk and many more will perform at the two-day festival.

Richie Sambora has announced two intimate shows in Philadelphia on October 18 and New York on October 23.  Sambora will be performing in support of his upcoming solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, to be released digitally on September 18 and to all physical retailers September 25 via Dangerbird Records. Fans can also catch Sambora performing his nostalgic single, "Every Road Leads Home To You," live on a slew of upcoming TV appearances that include Good Morning America on September 20, Live! With Kelly & Michael on September 21 and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on September 26.

Carlos Santana has inked a deal to publish his memoir through Little, Brown and Co. The publisher, a division of Hachette Book Group, announced Thursday that the book is scheduled for release in 2014. Santana is expected to offer stories from throughout his life and anecdotes about friends and peers such as Miles Davis, Eric Clapton and Herbie Hancock.

The Big Ticket festival will return for its third year on Sunday, December 2 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL. The Big Ticket will feature performances from Rise Against, Bush, Fun., Silversun Pickups, Of Monsters And Men, Anberlin, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons, Paper Tongues, Joy Formidable, Twenty One Pilots and more. Tickets went on sale today.

10 Years and The Letter Black have been added to the fourth annual ShipRocked cruise, which sails from Fort Lauderdale, FL from November 27 to December 1. The lineup also boasts Godsmack, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, P.O.D., Sevendust, Filter, Fuel, Pop Evil, Lit, Helmet, In This Moment, Geoff Tate, The Halo Method, Dead Sara, Gilby Clarke, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam.

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